The satellites of the Milky Way – insights from semi-analytic modelling in a ΛCDM cosmology

@article{Starkenburg2013TheSO,
  title={The satellites of the Milky Way – insights from semi-analytic modelling in a $\Lambda$CDM cosmology},
  author={Else Starkenburg and Amina Helmi and Gabriella de Lucia and Yang-Shyang Li and Julio F. Navarro and Andreea S Font and Carlos S. Frenk and Volker Springel and Carlos A. Vera-Ciro and Simon D. M. White},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={429},
  pages={725-743}
}
We combine the six high-resolution Aquarius dark matter simulations with a semi-analytic galaxy formation model to investigate the properties of the satellites of Milky Way-like galaxies. We find good correspondence with the observed luminosity function, luminosity-metallicity relation and radial distribution of the Milky Way satellites. The star formation histories of the dwarf galaxies in our model vary widely, in accordance with what is seen observationally. Some systems are dominated by old… Expand
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